Tuesday, March 30, 2010

my first entry

When I was laid off in October, I thought about starting a blog called “unemployed mom.” It was a bit of a joke: all moms know that motherhood is a job for life. You’re just not paid in money. Needless to say I never got that blog going. I soon found out that my experiences were far from unique—I wasn’t the only mom who spent her first days of unemployment maniacally scrubbing the bathroom grout with a toothbrush or felt guilty that she didn’t want to pick up her kids after school. Oh.

I suppose that’s my problem with blogging in general and momblogs in particular. I’m afraid someone has already said what I’m saying. And much more eloquently, with wit and without typos. Ok, but I did spend the last 6 years working in the mom sphere at the Parenting Group, creating images that never felt redundant or (someone else has) “been there, done that.” I have a unique and honest visual voice on the subject parenting. Hence, this business venture—iknowmoms.

What I hope to capture in this blog are small musings of a “career-big-paycheck mom turned work-from-home-small-business mom”—both visual and in words. But as with anything parenting-related, best not get too ahead of myself lest I get bit in the ass. At the very least, I’ll keep you up to date on the new business and hopefully post some visual inspiration on the subject of momdom. Please pardon the typos.